Overland Classifieds :: 2017 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 Off Road

It’s no secret that adding weight to a vehicle increases braking distance, impacts handling, and slows acceleration. Alex, the owner of this 3rd-Gen Tacoma, made significant investments to help this truck perform at its best both onpavement and off.

The Total Chaos long-travel kit, King shocks front and rear, and custom Atlas leaf springs help manage the added weight of the AT Overland Habitat, front and rear bumpers, skid plates, and rock sliders. Larger rotors and six-piston calipers found in the StopTech big brake kit increase braking capability, while Nitro 5.29 gears help with acceleration by increasing torque to the wheels.

This build is also equipped with the usual suspects: a Dometic fridge powered by a Goal Zero power unit and 100-watt solar panel, a Smittybilt winch, and various BajaDesigns exterior lights. With a mere 58,000 miles, this turn-key truck could be a great fit for someone seeking a liveable platform designed with the added weight of aftermarket accessories in mind.

From Alex:

“Not being able to do as many backpacking trips enabled me to build my perfect getaway mobile. As a kid, I always dreamed of a treehouse but never had one. I also wanted to have a capable off-road vehicle. So I thought, why not combine the two? After all, the Habitat camper feels like you’re in a treehouse, and it’s attached to a 4WD truck! It took a lot of research and time to put it all together. It wasn’t without trial and error and a lot of dialing in, but in the end, behold, here she is!”


2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road DCSB

Front Suspension

Total Chaos +2-inch standard long travel kit
King 2.5-inch coilovers with 2.5-inch triple bypass secondaries
Total Chaos spindle gussets
Timbren bump stops
Total Chaos front sway bar

Rear Suspension

Custom rear Atlas leaf springs
Archive Garage Hammer Hangers shackle hangers
Archive Garage relocated upper shock mounts
King 2.5-inch triple bypass shocks
King 2.0-inch hydraulic bump stops


StopTech big brake kit with six-piston calipers, aero rotors, and stainless steel brake lines


17-inch VTX Terra wheels in satin bronze
Falken Wildpeak A/T3W 285/75R17 tires


Nitro 5.29 gears


Switch-Pros SP-9100 switch panel power system
ARB onboard air compressor
Baja Designs Onyx 6 light bar on roof, wide amber side lenses and white spot center lenses
Baja Designs S8 light bar in bumper, wide amber
Baja Designs Squadron Pro fog lights, combo lens
Morimoto LED high/low beams
100-watt solar panel
1000-watt Goal Zero power unit
Dometic fridge with slider
AT Overland Habitat

Recovery and Armor

C4 Fabrication front bumper (powder coated)
Smittybilt 10,000-pound winch with remote control and synthetic line
CBI Offroad Fab front and mid skid plates
CBI Offroad Fab swing arm rear bumper
All-Pro Off-Road rock sliders, aluminum
Prinsu roof rack
Total Chaos bed stiffeners
Warn recovery bag with brand new equipment/ropes
TRD Pro Toyota grille
CB radio and cell signal booster

This 2017 Toyota Tacoma is listed for $59,900 OBO and is currently located in Orange County, California. Check out the full vehicle specs via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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Ashley Giordano completed a 48,800-kilometer overland journey from Canada to Argentina with her husband, Richard, in their well-loved but antiquated Toyota pickup. On the zig-zag route south, she hiked craggy peaks in the Andes, discovered diverse cultures in 15 different countries, and filled her tummy with spicy ceviche, Baja fish tacos, and Argentinian Malbec. You can usually find Ashley buried in a pile of travel books, poring over maps, or researching wild medicinal plants. Ashley is a co-founder of Women Overlanding the World and crew member of Expedition Overland. You’ll find this Canadian-born couple exploring a different continent in 2021, and sharing their trip every step of the way at Desk to Glory.